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The Spiney Sea Horse


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And now we journey to more shallow waters.    Idly drifting in the temperate waters of East Timor, just off the South-eastern coast of Asia, we find a playfull-looking fellow of the hippocampus variety… more commonly known as the sea horse.  The Spiny Seahorse to be exact. 


                Named for their somewhat equine appearance, these bony fish range from about 1.5 to 35.5cm in height and are most often found wistfully adrift in the corral reefs.  This one, grasping tightly to the reef with its prehensile tail is a male fish.  But what,perhaps, makes this one particularly of interest is that this little guy is pregnant. Notice the bulbous pouch on his stomach.   In the sea horse species, the female sea horse lays her eggs safely inside a small pouch on the male sea horse’s stomach for gestation.  There, the male sea horse will fertilize the eggs and carry them to term.  It can take from 10 to 25 days for the baby sea horses to hatch.  At which point, they will swim away, likely to never be seen from again.  Fewer than 5 out of every thousand will survive to adulthood.  That may seem like dreery prospects, but most specied of fish aren't so lucky.

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Its been a very hot sticky weekend, so I thought it was the perfect time to play with plasticine again. Think another shot might be on its way...  

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i want to live up in the mountains someday...


i've included a photoshop file incase anyone wants to remix this

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Crow and his new black wings.

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I've checked out Shaun Peterson's amazing art, as suggested by AnnaRMusic. This is my first attempt to something more geometrical. Sorry for the bad light.

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I would challenge illustrators to do a little research, look at examples of traditional Native art or styles of Native artists and base designs around that. I'd hate to see us further the stereotypical misrepresentation of Native Americans in media (just refer to Disney films as examples of misrepresentation).


Some references you might want to check out:


R C Gorman


Shaun Peterson


Donald F. Montileaux

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RE: AUTHORSHIP, INCLUSION, REMIX & HITRECORD IDEALS


Is having creative input from Native American artists important for this collaboration?


Should a native artist be invited as a director or curator for this project?


On HitRecord everyone has the right to remix everyone elses' records, but a big part of that everyone seems missing here. Rainbow Bird is a creation story connected to a people.


HitRecord has a relationship with Sundance. An organization that has supported and celebrated Native American filmmakers for twenty years. https://www.sundance.org/programs/native-film/   


This could be a great avenue for HitRecord to bring a native filmmaker on board -actively seeking this perspective.


Hitrecord is a respectful and positive community. This collaboration was created and featured in that spirit. I am not suggesting otherwise. But the history of native american represention in cartoons is problematic and sometimes ugly.


Discussions about cultural appropriation versus cultual exchange can sometimes turn exhausting and even counter-productive. So I want to frame it in this way: 


Is having creative input from Native American artists important for this collaboration? 


Yes, HitRecord is all about participation and inclusion!

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1920x1080/HROTV SPECS/Hand animation test


When I saw the image for the fire flies tiny story, I immediatly thought it should be a charcoal piece. This is just a test to see if I can pull off an hand animation without a pegbar and proper animation paper (and without the frames already prepped for me).


Also, I turned one of the characters into a little girl, because I personally felt it would be super cute to have a boy and girl (and that would also mean a choice between a male and female VO for this tiny film).


Anway, before I drew out more frames, I figured it would be wise to test these frames out first.


 


Medium: charcoal and pencil


 


*ZIP of these scanned (at 300 dpi) frames are attached, but it's only 3 frames.


** Second Animation test (10frames sans color)

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GIF Icon for my animation test with SCANNED 300 dpi frames attached.


So I turned one of the characters into a little girl, because I personally felt it would be super cute to have a boy and girl (and that would also mean a choice between a male and female VO for this tiny film). 


Before I made more frames, I wanted to see if I would be able to pull this off without having a pegbar for my lightbox and proper animation paper. This is just 3 hand animated frames that I cropped.


Medium: charcoal and pencils

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She lifted the corner of her shadow, sneaked under it and quietly became a part of her

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